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Back Up ElastiCube and Dashboards

Before changing the ElastiCube or dashboards, create a backup copy. This backup copy can then be used to roll back your changes, if needed.

In this article:

Creating an ElastiCube backup copy

To create a copy of the ElastiCube:

  1. From the Windows Start menu, choose All Programs > SiSense > SiSense ElastiCube Manager.
  2. Click File.

  1. Click Save ElastiCube As.

    You are prompted to save the file with a name and location of your choosing. The ElastiCube file is saved with the .ecube extension.

  1. Click Save.

Restoring ElastiCube from a backup

You can use a backup copy to restore ElastiCube.

To restore ElastiCube from a backup:

  1. Use Windows Explorer to navigate to the folder where the ElastiCube .ecube files are located.
  2. Rename the current ElastiCube file in order to distinguish it as a file no longer in use, for example, rename QS_ ElastiCube.ecube to the name QS_ ElastiCube_archive_1.ecube.
  3. Rename the ElastiCube file that is now to be used as the current one as QS_ ElastiCube.ecube.
  4. From the Windows Start menu, choose All Programs > SiSense > SiSense ElastiCube Manager.
  5. Click File.

  1. Click Open ElastiCube File.

  1. Click Build .

  1. Select Build Entire ElastiCube and click Build .

Creating a dashboard backup

Before changing an existing dashboard, create a backup of the dashboard so you can always roll back your changes.

To create a backup of a dashboard:

  1. Open CloudShell Portal.

  1. Click Insight.

  1. Click CloudShell Insight BI 6.2 to open the folder and list the dashboards that it contains.

  1. Select the required dashboard and click the menu .

  1. Click Export Dashboard.

    The dashboard is downloaded to your default download folder and is saved with a *.dash extension.

  1. Repeat steps 4 and 5 until the required dashboards are exported.

Importing a dashboard from a backup

To import a dashboard from a backup:

  1. Open CloudShell Portal.

  1. Click Insight.

  1. Click CloudShell Insight BI 6.2 and click the menu .

  1. Click Import Dashboard.

  1. In the Import Dashboard window, click Choose File. Browse to the location where the dashboard was exported. The dashboards have *.dash file extensions.

  1. Select the required dashboard file, click Open, and click Import.
  2. Repeat steps 3 through 8 until you have imported the required dashboards.